"No, it is not of indifference whether we affirm or deny God. The price paid by atheism for its denial is obvious. It is exposed by an ultimate groundlesness, unsupportedness, aimlessness, to the danger of the possible disunion, meaninglessness, worthlessness, hollowness of reality as a whole. When he becomes aware of this, the atheist is exposed also quite personally to the danger of an ultimate abandonment, menace and decay, resulting in doubt, fear, even despair. All of this is true, of course, only if atheism is quite serious and not an intellectual pose, snobbish caprice or thoughtless superficiality" (Hans Kung, Does God Exist?, page 571).